San Jose State University



iSchool Awards for Excellence for Graduating Students

2017 Award Recipients

Essraa Nawar
The Ken Haycock Award for Exceptional Professional Promise

The Ken Haycock Award is given annually to the iSchool student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most exceptional professional promise for leadership. The recipient demonstrates flexibility in program delivery modes, excellence in academic performance, ability to think theoretically and practically and ability to analyze and communicate the results of knowledge gained.

Allison Randall
Director’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has shown outstanding leadership through a work or community service innovation, internship or scholarly research effort benefiting an economically, linguistically or otherwise diverse service population.

Jennifer Weiser
Director’s Award for Excellence in Intellectual Inquiry

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated intellectual curiosity above and beyond their required coursework, a passion for learning, and continued learning.

Rebecca Leung
Director’s Award for Excellence in Building Community

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated an ability to work collaboratively and strengthen communities of all types.

Tracie Landry
Director’s Award for Excellence in Innovation

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated a strong ability to develop and implement novel approaches to services and the use of technology.

Essraa Nawar (Award #2)
Director’s Award for Excellence in International Contribution

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated outstanding involvement in library and information science on a global scale.